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Search Engines – Comparing Prices for Different Flying Dates

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Search Engines – Comparing Prices for Different Flying Dates

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I’ve been thinking about adding something about travel search engines, and today I came across this article that was published on the New York Times. It has a good summary of the most popular search engines, in case you haven’t heard about them yet.

I’ll soon add a post with more search engines I like, but feel free to post a comment with your preferred ones too, especially if you know of any international/local website that sometimes can show more competitive rates than the US sites…

(don’t forget to add the link and a brief summary so other readers can benefit from it! thanks!)

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How To Find Cheaper Flying Dates

By Michelle Higgins

Most travel booking sites assume you know where and when you want to fly. But what if you’re building an entire trip around a cheap flight? Now, a growing number of Web sites are offering tools to make that search easier.

ITA Software, which provides the technological backbone for many airfare shopping sites, allows anyone to scan an entire month’s fares for the cheapest rate. Log in as a “guest” and click on “month long search” in the right hand corner. Travelers can also narrow searches by the number of stops and length of trip. To book the actual ticket, users must go to another site.

Bing Travel the new Microsoft search engine that uses the prediction tools of Farecast, offers a similar option, found under “plan trips,” about half way down the page. To compare prices for different routes — say, New York to Paris versus New York to Frankfurt — click “select a city.”

Bing.com A month-long comparison of flights from New York’s JFK to Paris or Frankfurt.

FareCompare, another airfare shopping site, introduced a Deal Finder tool in late June that filters deals by month. The tool also prompts users to specify a departure airport, budget and destination (e.g., North America, Summer in Europe, Beaches and other choices from a drop-down menu).

Kayak has a “flexible dates” option and a calendar that shows the best fares found by other Kayak users in the last 48 hours. (Registration required.)

Travelocity has a flexible search that looks for fares up to 330 days out. (One flaw: it doesn’t allow users to narrow choices to nonstop flights.)

Expedia has a Trend Tracker tool that shows the least expensive time to visit a place based on past prices. Specify a point of origin and destination, and the tracker generates a chart that plots historical air fares over a two-year period.

Most sites, including Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Kayak, also offer fare alerts that tells users when the price for a particular route drops.

Source: How to find cheaper flying dates – The New York Times

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One Response to “Search Engines – Comparing Prices for Different Flying Dates”
  1. Bianca says:

    I use Kayak a lot but the problem is that not all the airlines are listed there, especially the cheap ones, so you dont get prices for Ryanair or Vueling for example. For last minute trips I use lastminute.com, they always have some good deals (for hotels as well!)

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